Schools provide vital infrastructure services to surrounding communities and students--underscoring the importance of keeping them clean, safe, healthy, and open during the ongoing public health emergency.
Clean Schools Serve the Local Community
Schools provide critical services to their communities, including:
Support programs, including meals, social services, and mental health support services
The equivalent of daycare services, allowing parents and guardians to go to work during the day
These services cannot be provided or effectively managed outside of a face-to-face learning environment, which means classrooms must be open, teachers and supporting faculty and staff must be in attendance, meals must be prepared, and facilities must be available.